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Subject: March Project Gutenberg Newsletter

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Well, it's almost another set of minor miracles that have me here this
morning writing another Project Gutenberg Newsletter to you, filled up
not only with the 50+ Etexts you have come to expect, but with a great
collection of dictionaries, as well, for a total of about 75 Etexts.

A week ago I had no idea we would actually be able to present any more
than a handful of Etexts today, but we actually managed to add 53 more
just in the last 7 days, and some of them were posted more than once--
to present a more integrated index format for the dictionaries.

We are going to be working on some PERL scripts, etc., to automate the

process, so if you are a script writer or programmer with ideas on how
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just hitting the "reply" key. . .the reason is that right now I divide
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posting the books I tend to use and then send a
few emails from there while I am directly working on the Etexts. . .it
is ok to send to BOTH these other addresses, I will get
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We have copyright clearances for a few people who didn't include their
email addresses with their title page xeroxes. . . .

Please include your email address when you send us snailmail. . .!


Headline News:

We are considering a Portuguese Etext, Os Lusiadas, for Etext #3333.
This will likely also be our 30th Anniversary Edition Etexts!!!!!!!
If you can help with this, please let me know. We received xeroxes:
Os Lusiadas, by de Luis de Camoes from Maria Helena Moreira 02/20/01
[Full Names: Maria Helena Moreira Rodriques and Victor Calha, so if
you know either of these people, please try to get me in touch. . .
If you are in Portugal, please email, I have more information. . . .


New Sites

New Site In Croatia

and for Projekt Dubravka in Croatian
HTTP only (no FTP)

New site in Germany

This site has been established around six weeks ago.

It updates on a daily base and has a good connection
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By the time most of you read this, it will be my birthday. . . .

I was 24 when I started Project Gutenberg. . .so do the math....


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You can see me on Japanese public television [NHK] on March 31, 11PM.


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With 3225 eTexts online it now takes an average of 100,000,000 readers

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Next month we will try to reach #3333 for a "price" of $3.00 per copy
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with a total of 833 Etext titles from April, 2000 to April, 2001. . . .

This "cost" is down from $3.17 when we had 3150 Etexts on February 6
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Headline News [Headlines listed above]


Requests For Assistance

Would someone like to volunteer to create an HTML version with

the header, so we can also post a copy with illustrations???
Samantha at Saratoga by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)


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From: Michael Lynch <>

I have an interest in the works of Joseph Altsheler, an

author of adventure stories for boys whose works are all public domain.
I am particularly interested in the Young Trailer series (as was Saul
Bellow who refers to two od the characters, Henry Ware and Timendiquas
in The Adventures of Augie March). One title (Scouts of the Valley)
is already in Gutenberg. Several others are:
The Young Trailers
The Free Rangers
Forest Runners: A Story of the Great War Trail in Early Kentucky
The Keepers of the Trail
The Border Watch

I can't scan right now, but would be happy to proof read if anyone else can
find and scan the texts.


Comments About Our New Files

We are trying out our first ".lit" files. . .more below on this in
our "Index Listings for the New Files."

Index Listings for the New Files

Our first ".lit" file.

Jun 1997 Tom Swift & his Electric Runabout, by V. Appleton [] 950
Just posted 05tom11l.lit and, and working on a few more.

The l stands for .lit, the new MicroSoft Open Book Format,
which apparent is now being called Microsoft Readre Format.

This is our first try at this, and we need help improving how it looks.
We also need help getting the related .txt file into our own format.
If you would like the related .txt file, or to help with the .lit files,
please email me and Michael Lampi <> !!!***


****Here are the listings for 5 Project Gutenberg Etexts for August, 2002****
[The reason for this is that August will be taken up by two large collections]

Aug 2002 Letters to His Son 1751, by Chesterfield [LC#05][]3355

Aug 2002 Letters to His Son 1750, by Chesterfield [LC#04][]3354
Aug 2002 Letters to His Son 1749, by Chesterfield [LC#03][]3353
Aug 2002 Letters to His Son 1748, by Chesterfield [LC#02][]3352
Aug 2002 Letters to His Son 1746-47, by Chesterfield[LC#01][]3351
[Full Name: The Earl of Chesterfield]

****Here are the listings for 20 Project Gutenberg Etexts for June, 2002****

Jun 2002 The Jerusalem Sinner Saved, by John Bunyan [JB #4][]3270
Full Title: The Jerusalem Sinner Saved; or Good News for the Vilest Men]

Jun 2002 The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, Rutherford []3269

Jun 2002 The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe []3268
Jun 2002 Old Love Stories Retold, by Richard Le Gallienne []3267
[This is currently only the chapter/story of Heinrich Heine and his Mathilda]
Jun 2002 Miss Billy, by Eleanor H. Porter[Eleanor Porter#5][]3266
Also see:
Nov 1995 Miss Billy's Decision, by Eleanor H. Porter [EHP2][] 362
Nov 1995 Miss Billy Married, by Eleanor H. Porter [EHP#1] [] 361
[Please note that some editions spell her name as "Miss Billie."]

Jun 2002 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent, Harold Bell Wright []3265
Jun 2002 Dennison Grant, by Robert Stead []3264
[Full Title: Dennison Grant: A Novel of To-day]
Jun 2002 The Portygee, by Joseph C. Lincoln[J.C. Lincoln#7][]3263
Jun 2002 The Pilgrims of Hope, by William Morris[Morris #9][]3262
The Message of the March Wind
The Bridge and the Street
Sending to the War
Mother and Son
New Birth
The New Proletarian
In Prison and at Home
The Half of Life Gone
A New Friend
Ready to Depart
A Glimpse of the Coming Day
Meeting The War-Machine
The Story's Ending

Jun 2002 News from Nowhere, by William Morris[Wm Morris #8][]3261

Jun 2002 Short History of Wales, by Owen M. Edwards []3260
Jun 2002 Countess Kate, by Charlotte M. Yonge [CM Yonge #8][]3259
Jun 2002 A Laodicean, by Thomas Hardy [Thomas Hardy #21][]3258
[Full Title: A Laodicean: A Story of To-day]
Jun 2002 New Thought Pastels, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox[EWW#3][]3257
Jun 2002 Books and Bookmen, by Ian Maclaren[IanMaclaren #1][]3256
[Ian Maclaren is a pseudonym of the Rev. John Watson]
Jun 2002 Moments of Vision, by Thomas Hardy[ThomasHardy#20][]3255
Jun 2002 Entire PG Galsworthy Files, by Galsworthy [GL#34][]3254
Jun 2002 The Entire Gutenberg Abraham Lincoln files [AL#8][]3253
Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt
Editor's Preface by Arthur Brooks Lapsley
Abraham Lincoln. An Essay by Carl Shurz
Abraham Lincoln. Memorial Address by Joseph H. Choate
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Jun 2002 The Entire Gutenberg Holmes, by Holmes,Sr.[OWH#10][]3252

[Full Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.]
The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table
The Professor at the Breakfast-table
The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Over the Teacups
Elsie Venner
The Guardian Angel
A Mortal Antipathy
Pages from an Old Volume of Life
Bread and the Newspaper
My Hunt after "The Captain"
The Inevitable Trial
Cinders from Ashes
The Pulpit and the Pew
Medical Essays
Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever
Currents and Counter-currents in Medical Science
Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science
Scholastic and Bedside Teaching
The Medical Profession in Massachusetts
The Young Practitioner
Medical Libraries
Some of My Early Teachers

Jun 2002 Hadleyburg and Other Stories, by Mark Twain []3251

[Full Title: The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories]
[Please note this book as been published under both "that" and "Who" titles]
[Full Title: The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories]
[Full Title: The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories]
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
My First Lie, and How I Got out of it
The Esquimaux Maiden's Romance
Christian Science and The Book of Mrs. Eddy
Is He Living or Is He Dead?
My Debut as a Literary Person
At The Appetite-cure
Concerning The Jews
From The 'London Times' of 1904
About Play-acting
Travelling with a Reformer
Diplomatic Pay and Clothes
The Captain's Story
Stirring Times in Austria
My Boyhood Dreams
To The above Old People
In Memoriam--Olivia Susan Clemens

Here are the 50 Project Gutenberg Etexts for May, 2002

****Here are the listings for 49 Project Gutenberg Etexts for May, 2002****
[One dictionary is still reserved at this moment]

Mon Year Title Author # by Author [filename.ext]####

[A "C" following the Etext #### indicated that one is still under copyright.]
[Please note that all the "Mr. Honey's Dictionaries are still copyrighted!!!]
[Many thanks to Herr Hoenig for letting us present them to our readers...!!!]

May 2002 How Tell a Story and Others, by Mark Twain [MT#31][]3250
[Full Title: How to Tell a Story and other Essays, 1899]

May 2002 The Major, by Ralph Connor [Ralph Connor #9][]3249

May 2002 The Sky Pilot, by Ralph Connor [Ralph Connor #8][]3248
[Full Title: Sky Pilot: A Tale of the Foothills]
May 2002 The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail, by Ralph Connor[]3247
May 2002 The Foreigner, by Ralph Connor [Ralph Connor #6][]3246
[Full Title: The Foreigner: A Tale of Saskatchewan]
May 2002 Black Rock, by Ralph Connor [Ralph Connor #5][]3245
[Full Title: Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks]
May 2002 To Him That Hath, by Ralph Connor[Ralph Connor #4][]3244
[Full Title: To Him That Hath: A Tale of the West of Today]
May 2002 Glengarry Schooldays, by Ralph Connor[R.Connor #3][]3243
May 2002 The Doctor, by Ralph Connor [Ralph Connor #2][]3242
[Full Title: The Doctor; A Tale of the Rockies]
May 2002 Corporal Cameron, by Ralph Connor[Ralph Connor #1][]3241
Full Title:
Corporal Cameron of the North West Mounted Police/A Tale of the Macleod Trail
'May 2002 Cap'n Eri, by Joseph Crosby Lincoln[JCLincoln #6][]3240
May 2002 The Puppet Crown, by Harold MacGrath []3239
May 2002 Poems of Cheer, by Ella Wheller Wilcox [Wilcox #2][]3238
May 2002 The Garotters, by William D. Howells [Howells [#7][]3237
May 2002 Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica, by John Kendrick Bangs 5[]3236
May 2002 First Year in Canterbury Settlement, Samuel Butler[]3235
[Full Title: A First Year in Canterbury Settlement][Our 6th by Samuel Butler]
May 2002 The Letters of the Younger Pliny, various, Vol. 1 []3234
May 2002 The Letters of Pliny the Younger, various, Vol. 1 []3234
[Teubner edition, Edited by Keil, Essay and Translation by John B. Firth]
[For those unfamiliar with our filenaming: ltpln10a.txt and]
Also see:
Sep 2001 Letters of Pliny the Younger, Tr. William Melmoth []2811
[revised by F. C. T. Bosanquet]
May 2002 In the Heart of Africa, by Samuel White Baker [#4][]3233
Garry Gill <>
May 2002 Songs of the Ridings, by F. W. Moorman []3232
[This is also available in HTML as rdngs10h.htm and]
May 2002 The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon, by Samuel Baker[#3][]3231
[Full: The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylong, by Samuel White Baker]
May 2002 The Counterpane Fairy, by Katharine Pyle []3230
[This is available in plain text as cpfry10.*, and in HTML as]
May 2002 Helen of Troy, by Andrew Lang [Andrew Lang #31][]3229
May 2002 Poems of Progress, by Ella W. Wilcox [Wilcox #1][]3228
May 2002 The Defenders of Democracy by The Militia of Mercy[]3227
[This Etext is available with French accents as 8dfdm10 & without as 7dfdm10]
[Full: The Gift Book Committee of The Militia of Mercy]

May 2002 Albrecht Durer's Memoirs of Journeys to Venice....[]3226

[Full: Albrect Durer's Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries]

[The Following Set of Dictionaries all have the full title: "Mr. Honey's..."]
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Work Study Dictionary English-German []3225C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Work Study Dictionary German-English []3224C
May 2002 Honey's Correspondence Dictionary English-German []3223C
May 2002 Honey's Correspondence Dictionary German-English []3222C
May 2002 Honey's Large Business Dictionary English-German []3221C
May 2002 Honey's Large Business Dictionary German-English []3220C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Tourist Dictionary English-German []3219C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Tourist Dictionary German-English []3218C
May 2002 Honey's Small Business Dictionary English-German []3217C
May 2002 Honey's Small Business Dictionary German-English []3216C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Insurance Dictionary English-German []3215C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Insurance Dictionary German-English []3214C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Beginner's Dictionary English-German []3213C
May 2002 Mr. Honey's Beginner's Dictionary German-English []3212C
May 2002 Honey's Small Banking Dictionary English-German []3211C
May 2002 Honey's Small Banking Dictionary German-English []3210C
May 2002 Honey's Medium Business Dictionary, English-German[]3209C
May 2002 Honey's Medium Business Dictionary, German-English[]3208C
May 2002 *RESERVED* for yet another dictionary []3207*

[The following is the set of what is known as "The Moby Dictionaries. . . .]

May, 2002 Moby Multiple Language Lists of Common Words []3206
May, 2002 Moby Pronunciation List []3205
May, 2002 Moby Hyphenation List []3204
May, 2002 Moby Part of Speech List []3203
May, 2002 Moby Thesaurus List []3202
May, 2002 Moby Word Lists []3201
[These Moby files have been released in .zip format only, as originally were]

Notes from News Scan and Edupage


Verizon Wireless is introducing a new $499 7.3-ounce device called the
Kyocera Smartphone, which combines a cell phone with a personal digital
assistant based on the Palm operating system. It is one of the first phones
to include a mobile Internet browser that can access the Web either through
the wireless carrier or through the same Internet service the device's
owner uses on his or her desktop, and that can download full-text versions
of texts in the HTML language. (AP/USA Today 2 Mar 2001)
[I'll bet it will do plain text Etexts, too! mh]


Random House has filed suit against e-book startup RosettaBooks, accusing
it of illegally selling electronic versions of books by Random House
authors Kurt Vonnegut, William Styron and Robert B. Parker. RosettaBooks
CEO Arthur Klebanoff countered that his company has contracts with the
three authors to publish electronic versions of their works, and that
Random House is "wrong" to think it automatically has rights to publish
e-books just because it has the rights to the print versions. The suit goes
to the heart of a long-simmering debate between publishers and authors over
whether publishers have an automatic right to publish electronic versions
of books. Authors argue that the right must be specified in a contract,
much like foreign rights. (Wall Street Journal 28 Feb 2001) (sub req'd)


VeriSign's Network Solutions Internet registrar is tripling the number of
com, .net and .org Internet addresses available by processing
registrations in 60 additional languages. The new languages, including
Swedish, French, Spanish and German, cover 40 countries and will enable
organizations to register names with the accents and local characters of
their native languages. "One of the criticisms of the Internet over many
years is that it is too English," says Network Solutions executive Phil
Callan. "This is the internationalization of the Internet and provides an
opportunity for thousands of European businesses to get local domain names
in local languages." (Financial Times 25 Feb 2001)
[WARNING: Verisign also intends to stop dealing in .net and .org domains]

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> Even as literary publishers have created a new niche for
> themselves on the Internet, they have had to confront the
> traditional problems of piracy and hackers. Publishers are
> carefully laying the ground rules for their e-book Internet
> operations and keeping a wary eye on the potential for piracy.
> "We want to deal with issues like intellectual property from day
> one, rather than try to get it back in the box after it is too
> late," says Pat Schroeder, CEO of the American Association of
> Publishers. Ignoring the potential market value of the Internet
> is not an option for publishers; the new technology has motivated
> them to develop different consumer goods based on content they
> already own. By starting with an unblemished record, unlike the
> music industry, literary publishers may well set the standard
> for online consumer interaction. Digital Goods CEO Scott Griffith
> says the publishing industry is facing the Internet and e-book
> business with their priorities straight. "First you take care of
> your security and you protect your intellectual property" by
> constructing a well designed digital rights management system.
> After that, "you can go out and really sell."
> (Boston Globe, 11 February 2001)

Translation: first you get a complete lock on the market,

then you can go out and screw the consumer for every penny
you can squeeze out of them.

Martin Erdos number: 4

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